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The 71-year-old Kroenke didn’t just bring the Rams back to L.A. from St. Louis in 2016.,“The Rams certainly needed a new stadium and Los Angeles is a big enough market to attract private funding.,And what would they have said about dropping $5 billion (believed to be the biggest private, current development project in the world) on a stadium to move a football team to Los Angeles?,Both the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers also wanted to move to Los Angeles, but neither ownership group – even when they paired together – could present the stadium plan that Kroenke could.,(AP) Kroenke felt a corner was turned earlier this season when a game against Kansas City had to be rescheduled from Mexico City and on seven days notice, which included a period of devastating wildfires and a mass shooting, 77,000 fans showed up to support local charities. read more


The billionaire owner of the Rams never came clean with the people of St. Louis before he moved his team to Los Angeles in 2016.,Three years after they abandoned St. Louis for L.A., the Los Angeles Rams will play in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Sunday.,(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) read more

Held at Fairfield Inn, more than 100 people were on hand to see local businesses and individuals receive awards for their efforts in enhancing Lock Haven’s downtown.,This Downtown Lock Haven project was completed in partnership with the Clinton County Economic Partnership, Lock Haven University, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and others, according Downtown Lock Haven President Robert O. Rolley Jr.,And there was more on this special night as Downtown Lock Haven handed out annual awards to business people and volunteers recognized for their hard work and dedication in making the city a great place to shop and do business, some for decades.,Talking about long-time, commitment and dedication, a new award this year — Cornerstone Award — was presented to downtown businessman, Art Sanders.,“Schlesinger Communications has helped to bring ‘umph’ to Downtown Lock Haven Inc.’s Small Business Saturday promotion in a big, big way and also promotes the agency’s community activities, including parades and holiday events.

GOSHEN — Senior Hank Smith of the Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers is the newest member of the 1,000-point club among area schools.,Smith tossed in 19 points in last Saturday’s 63-52 win over the Northridge Raiders at North Side Gym in Elkhart.,Current Westview assistant coach Ross Hales (1989 graduate) is the program’s all-time leader with 1,322 points, followed by Markese McGuire (2013) 1,246, Jimmy Powers (1974) 1,235, Daimion Beathea (1991) 1,226, Kevin Sindle (2006) 1,201, Karvel Anderson (2009) 1,146, Walter Lewis (1983) 1,130 and Todd Johnson (2012) 1,073.,Other Westview members are Gary Yoder (1973) 1,711, Rusty Yoder (1994) 1,698, Ryan Yoder (1990) 1,594, Elijah Hales (current senior) 1,351, Chandler Aspy (2015) 1,299, Brad Oesch (1987) 1,283, Adam Christner (2009) 1,219, Jeremy Bachman (1,081) and Jeff Nelson (2000) 1,023.,Concord also has eight members led by Elkhart County’s all-time leader Shawn Kemp (1988) 2,134 points.

For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their 26-23 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.,And, finally, they came up with a huge interception in overtime to set up Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal — the longest kick ever to win a playoff game.,It was the first home playoff loss for the Saints with Brees and coach Sean Payton, who had been 6-0 at the Superdome since their pairing began in 2006.,If the pass interference penalty had been called, the Saints could've run most of the time off the clock to set up a winning field goal from chip-shot range.,It was another bitter end for the Saints, who lost the previous season in the divisional round on the "Minnesota Miracle" — the Vikings' long touchdown pass on the final play of the game.

The Rams have broken hearts and left behind bitter fans in two different cities — in St. Louis, where the team spent 21 years, won a Super Bowl and then split town in a nasty divorce, and in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city and team’s home from 1946 to 1995, where the Rams built and lost a fan base before returning three seasons ago.,A win over the Saints on Sunday and the prospect of a football championship for Los Angeles could bring Rams fever to a boil and carve out a place for the team in the city’s crowded sports scene.,The Rams didn’t have to work quite as hard to build loyalty in St. Louis, where football-starved fans snatched up tickets early in 1995 and were rewarded four seasons later when an unknown backup quarterback named Kurt Warner and tailback Marshall Faulk turned their offense into the so-called “Greatest Show on Turf” and won a dramatic Super Bowl championship in 1999.,A couple of weeks ago, Saints coach Sean Payton hauled in the Lombardi trophy and a big stack of greenbacks to show his team what was at stake…

Tony Hernandez, a third-generation Rams fan from east of Los Angeles, said half of his uncles and many of his friends gave up on the Rams after they moved away.,Hernandez said he briefly quit watching the team during the 1995 season in protest of the move, but soon was back to watching every game and even flying to St. Louis to cheer in person. read more

Liz was raised in Albany, California, and began a lifelong devotion to music, playing the flute with the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Bay Area Wind Symphony and first chair at Albany High School.,In 2002, Liz left journalism and returned to her first love, music.,She bought and quickly expanded the business, building a new 5,000-square-foot venue for her Creative Music Center and passionately supporting music education on a local and national level.,Liz was elected to the board of directors of both the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).,Liz is survived by her husband, Mike, a sports and entertainment marketing executive in Westport, her daughter, Samantha, and her son, Charlie.

FAIRFIELD — Legendary former Fairfield High School wrestling coach Ron Masanek wanted a place for Butler County schools to be able to get together and compete when he established the Fairfield Invitational almost five decades ago.,The 47th annual Ron Masanek Fairfield Invitational takes place Friday and Saturday at the Fairfield Arena and will feature 16 schools, including Greater Miami Conference foes Lakota East, Lakota West, Princeton and Sycamore, as well as local schools Ross and Edgewood.,BOYS BASKETBALL COVERAGE

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Weekend asked a writer, singer, public speaking coach and endurance athlete for advice on how to confront your fears and push yourself out of your comfort zone.,Adam wrote her award-winning novel The New Animals between 8 and 8.15am because that was the only time of day when no one needed her.,LOWDOWN Pip Adam, The New Animals, Winner Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2018 (Unity Books).,Advice from Gurney on how to get started: • Make your goals fun and connect to your purpose on the planet.,LOWDOWN Steve Gurney, The Beginner's Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand, www.stevegurney.co.nz

Maggie Eyre (public speaking/presenting coach) "If you get offered a speaking engagement, just do it," says Maggie Eyre, an expert on public speaking who has written several books on the subect. read more

When the No. 4-ranked Sooners (12-1) take on No. 1-ranked Alabama (13-0) in a College Football Playoff semifinal at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday in the Capital One Orange Bowl, it will mark Johnson's 500th consecutive OU game.,No one has spent more time inside the Sooners' football program than the 82 year-old Johnson, who formally retired early last year after 38 seasons as an assistant coach (1979-97) and director of football operations (1998-2017).,Making the OU streak particularly impressive, Johnson has worked while overcoming personal tragedies:

From 1958-2016, Johnson was a football staff member for 59 consecutive college seasons, 703 total games and served under seven head coaches.,Johnson has spent the last 61 uninterrupted seasons being involved in college football with stints at Arkansas (1958-59 and 1962-74), Missouri (1960-61), Notre Dame (1975-78) and OU (1979-present).,Johnson has been attached to the OU football program for parts of five decades and is about to finish his 40th season with the Sooners. read more